Heyyyyy there! 🙂

What’s up? What’s new? Tell me all the details!

I’m about to start cookin’ up some dinner for the BF & I using HELLO FRESH (if you don’t know- it’s fresh food delivered to your door ready to cook and insanely delicious recipes that make you never want to eat anything else ever again- i’m OBSESSED), I can probably do a WHOLE other blog post about it so let me know if you would like that.

Before I make the most delicious dinner I wanted to just stop in & catch up a bit.

It’s been about 2 months since I’ve quit my job at the gym to go full time in my own business so I’ve been just a LITTLE off the radar trying to figure out my schedule and things in the works, yet it feels SO good to be blogging, even if I am typing on my cell phone (so bare with me)!

I wanted to catch up with you on the things I’ve been working on so you can join me! ♥️

FIRST THINGS FIRST, WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING LATELY? 🤪

I’m trying to really focus on getting my clients results. I have a handful of ladies and gents who are buying Herbalife products through me so my main goal is to insure they are getting the BEST possible results they can. Some recent results? Let me share:

These results mean SO much to me. To get your own results is one thing, but to help others get personal results & feel better than ever is just something I will always be grateful to be able to feel and do on a daily basis.

These amazing humans have worked so hard to better themselves and have trusted ME to help them do so, I LOVE YOU ALL! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Aren’t they incredible?

It even gets better, some of these guys are getting such amazing results they decide to also sell the product with me and make some extra income of their own, thus creating one of the most amazing business opportunities around! I was actually just in San Francisco at Herbalife’s latest event and had the most AMAZING time. Have a look:

This SF trip was so dope! The company set me UP. I had all meals paid for, even was able to stop in at Aeysha Curry’s restaurant (OMG yum), danced my butt off at a soccer themed party with the whole team- just really couldn’t have been a better time. Best part? ANYONE can do this too. ♥️

SO, What else have I been up to?

I just launched 1-on-1 personal training as well! Working 1-on-1 has been so cool, I love getting to customize workouts for individuals and take results to the NEXT LEVEL. Working in group fitness for as long as I did helped me in so many ways- I LOVED IT. For now though, I’m loving focusing on 1-on-1 sessions and take my time with individuals, it’s tons of fun too!!

I’m also working on getting MYSELF, my friends & family the best possible results as well. Summer is here so that’s huge motivation for me to keep myself right & tight. 😉

♥️

If you are interested in customized meal guide, supplement advise, 1-on-1 training or anything else for that matter please reach out to me (comment, email, message, etc) & I’d love to help you out in whatever way I can.

You can also click HERE and it will take you to my nutrition website where you can click “wellness profile” to find out your PERSONALIZED macro nutrient & calorie goal + a suggested meal guide FOR FREE! 🙏🏼🙌

Now, excuse me while I go stuff my face with the freshest “healthy” burgers money can buy thanks to Hello Fresh. 🤤

Xx,

Amanda

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What To Do When Your Hangry AF & In A Bikini

Ok so I blinked and it’s now summer. I’m trying to roll with it, not freaking out, just coming to terms with the fact that it’s time to wear a BIKINI!

I KNOW, no one likes to be bloated in a bikini – especially me!! Let’s be real, I know there are girls who simply just WONT eat the days they are in a swim suit and if you are that girl can I just say, NOOOOOOOOOOO. Let’s not make our results go backwards because we worked sooo hard on them, by not eating and let me introduce a lil friend that will save you!

BEVERAGE MIX 🍑🍑

” A protein based snack for energy and nutrition”.

Flavors come in : peach mango (which is pictured above – literally tastes like a peachy O candy ring) & Wild Berry 👅🍭

Why I love it? it’s 15g protein, 70 calories, 2 carbs and 0 SUGAR.

Ways I use it:

🍑Post CARDIO: I like this post CARDIO because it’s a protein drink which goes STRAIGHT to my muscles, but it’s not too much, see what I mean? Since I only did 20 minutes on the stair master & some abs I don’t feel like I need a huge protein shake after + I don’t want any sugar to bloat me prior to getting in my suit and heading to the pool. (Plus this fruity drink just looks CUTE in my cup while I’m out at the pool, win win)

🍑An on-the-go snack- 2 scoops in 8oz water and you have a high protein snack  ANYWHERE ANYTIME! I love easy.

🍑A cocktail? YESSSS. Mix it into some Titos or your favorite vodka and add some ice for a fruity delight with nutrition and low calorie. You will be the talk of the party when everyone sees how good it tastes and how great it makes them FEEL! Hey why not? Only after this 30 day May challenge though, right? 🙃

I LOVE THIS!

Here’s where you can purchase your own HERE 🍑

Tell me what flavor you get & your favorite way to use!

X,

Amanda

Change Your Life In 15 minutes – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

” EVERYTHING YOU WANT CAN BE YOURS ”

” You Think Thoughts & Creative A Vibration Reality That Will At Some Point Show Itself In Fullness”

Who doesn’t love to wake up & hear some inspo?

P E R S O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T 🧠💡

My life has drastically changed since I have started to really make the time to listen and read things that open my creativeness, positivity & confidence in my life.

This means books, podcasts, youtube, anything that I can listen, read or watch that inspires me to get up and get shit DONE.

I can say with listening to personal development everyday and not there is a HUGE difference.

There’s nothing worse, for me personally, than waking up and immediately flooding my mind with social media- consuming other peoples lives/problems/etc. I find that it really messes up my whole day- no exaggeration.

The biggest change for me when listening to Personal Development is my MOOD. As much as I hate to admit it, it’s super easy for me to get into a “funk” or a bad mood, I find it’s because I let other people affect me in a negative way (ya, hi i’m sensitive AF). However, when I listen to personal development specifically about letting things go, staying in my own lane and focusing on what makes ME happy I change into 100% a new Shmanders.

When I start my day with listening to personal development I notice I am sooo much stronger when it comes to not letting anything get in my way and getting everything I  need to done.

I also notice after listening to personal development I am MUCH more relaxed when it comes to letting things come and go in my life, I also notice I can go from a bad mood to a great mood VERY quickly, overflowing goodness!

So what’s my favorite PD to listen to?

ABRAHAM-HICKS!

I found a Law Of Attraction book by Gary & Esther Hicks a few years ago & fell in love. They preach all things staying in your own lane, focusing on your happiness & attracting the life you want.

If you have never read anything about Law Of Attraction I would definitely start with the book, “The Secret”. I love The Secret because it is a great introduction to creating your future- sometimes starting with anything else can be too much too quick.

I would list more of my favorites but I just want to highlight Abraham Hicks teachings because there is something for EVERYONE and ANYTHING.

I just youtube : Abraham Hicks (Letting things go) or (Attracting Money) or (Get Happy) and there is like 20 15 minute videos to listen to and change your life. LIKE HOW ELSE COULD YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN 15 MINS? It’s magic.

Whenever I listen to them I instantly hear EXACTLY what I needed to and feel 110% better about whatever it is i’m going through.

Being such a sensitive person by nature, I just really resonate with Abraham Hicks and their teaching- it’s pretty crazy to be honest so I want to share.

I love to listen in the car, while I cook, workout, clean or anything really. When I’m done listening I feel refreshed and even smarter if that makes sense?

You guys have to give them a listen and tell me what you think. Do you listen to Personal Development? What do you listen to or read? How does it help?

SHARE ♥️

X,

Amanda

UPDATED * Skincare routine 2018 🍍😱

HELLLOOOOO !

CRAZY that exactly a year ago I posted my skincare routine! I thought I would do an updated routine because at the moment I am unable to workout *big sigh*.

I am suffering from a 2nd degree burn after touching my leg for FAR too long on the pipe of a Harley Davidson… what a ride, eh?

So now that burn is infected and super gnarly so I am unable to really work on it too long which means no hard core workouts… wahh.

Well, instead of crying about it I decided to update you on my DAILY skincare routine and hop back on YOUTUBE. ♡

Not a crazy amount has changed since my last post, however enough has changed to make another video and post so I hope you enjoy!

The BIGGEST thing I can share about skin is it completely reflects the food you eat, how much exercise you get & the THOUGHTS you are thinking.

Fried food, fast food, fake food, alcohol, not enough water, no exercise are things that really effect our skins look.

Since I am always on the go and HATE too much makeup this look is very simple – think lots of BRONZER & glow. ♡

Grab your cup of your favorite tea and a snack because it’s a longer one.

Let me know what you think.

X,

Amanda

The Ultimate Cleanse 🥦💚 How I lost 8 lbs in 5 days, gained more energy & got rid of the “bloat” 🍴🍜

helllllooooooo again!

I’m alive and better than ever fresh from my 7 day 5 day cleanse (ya I could only last 5 days, sue me).

That’s right you guys, 5 whole days of NOTHING but veggie soup.

WAIIIIIT, let me back up! There is tons of science behind this cleanse and you can definitely eat more than soup… actually a lot more than soup and that’s exactly why I loved this cleanse so much.

Before you go hating on a cleanse let me be the first to say I am typically NOT a cleanse person. I think the juice cleanses are retarted and I have the hardest time going on a fast because quite simply I FUCKING LOVE FOOD.

However, when done correctly and when you find a cleanse you can handle your body will THANK YOU! Cleanses sweep out all the sick cells (yes we have sick cells that die when they aren’t fed the sick foods) so cleanses really give you a RESTART and leave you feeling completely renewed, more energy & typically quite a few pounds lighter.

After these 5 days you guys, I WAS 8 LBS LIGHTER & 0 bloating, absolutely 0 bloat.

I also forced my boyfriend to do this cleanse with me and he lost 12 lbs and is on a TOTAL health kick with me (hooooooooooray, happy gf).

Prior to this cleanse (and you know if you follow along on snapchat/insta stories) I was going out a lot, drinking alcohol & eating whatever I wanted JUST ON THE WEEKENDS. Yiiiikes. 2 months later, boom it all caught up to me- I had been feeling low energy and super bloated. Long story short, I needed a good cleanse.

How did I find this cleanse?

THANK GOD one of my bffs walked into the gym I worked at after I hadn’t seen her in a month and she look amazing, completely SHREDDED, I mean her muscles were popping and she just looked all around super lean. I basically forced her to tell me what she had been doing and she looks at me with a smile and says, “I’ve been drinking soup!”. Immediately I needed all the details and knew I was starting to drink this the very next day. Anyone else this intense? Lol.

That’s when she sent me THE CLEANSE.

So,

this cleanse is “Sacred Heart Medical Diet

it’s used for overweight heart patients in order to use weight rapidly prior to surgery.

CRAZY. Obviously it works.

This soup BURNS FAT. Yes & yes & yes ! Anything that burns fat, right?

This cleanse is FAST which I love, it flushes your system of impurities & gives you a complete feeling of well being. I seriously feel INCREDIBLE!!

No alcohol, bread, carbonated drinks or fried foods.

Basically you eat nothing but soup, veggies & fruit for the first four days (complete diet is linked below).

I loved this cleanse and will probably be doing it every couple months (esp before I’m going to be in a bikini, ya feel?).

I loved, loved, loved the soup! Loaded with veggies and tons of flavor. I’m finished with the cleanse now and still eating the soup just because I love it so much. Eating all these veggies has changed my mood and digestive system so much that I found a whole new love for veggies thanks to this cleanse.

THE CLEANSE

*Instead of MILK on day 4 I opted for my protein shakes to get the calcium + vitamins.

*I also had chicken breast instead of Beef.

Have you ever done a cleanse?

Tell me what you did & how you liked it- i’d love to hear your tips on the cleanse.

X,

Amanda

FIT TIPS 🍍 Starting Points (cause like where do you even start?)

When I say I know what it’s like to not feel comfortable in my own skin, I’M DEAD SERIOUS.

4 years ago, I just was NOT myself. It was like an out-of-body experience because I just felt SO uncomfortable.

Let me take you back to where I was at the time: 18 years old, just graduated high school, in the same relationship since I was 15 (can you say, comfortable?),  & had just packed up all my stuff into my VW beetle and moved to Carmel, CA for college.

The moment I got to Carmel it was like me & NO ONE.

I was alone for the first time in my life. No boyfriend, no friends, no family, just ME.

I was really able to focus on ME, no drama of any sort, for the first time in my life

Now that I look back on it I am SO glad I had the opportunity to do this- to really focus on just me- it was like a HUGE breath of fresh air at the time.

So imagine this, I am now just focusing on myself and notice that I have gained 15 pounds my senior year of high school.. 15 pounds!!

Let’s just say I ran cross country senior year and thought I could eat whatever I wanted, HA, not the case my friends. DON’T DO THAT.

Anyways, I was over weight, bloated all the time, low energy & lowwwwwww self esteem.

I was so jealous at the time, always comparing myself to other people and just being down on myself.

What really got me out of my rut is one of my favorite fitness inspirations, Paige Hathaway. I would go to her Instagram and website and get all of her workouts and copy them. I then signed up for her online training and started working on my diet. Honestly I wasn’t the greatest with my diets and was working out almost TOO much so it took years to see results but I stuck with it.

Yeah, I know starting points suck but we all have them and the faster you start the quicker you rip off that bandaid. There is NO excuse to starting…

Thank God I fell in love with nutrition and feeling healthy because now all I want to do is help other people feel amazing about themselves!

However, I had to go through a lot of trial & error which doesn’t have to be the case for everyone so let me give you my favorite 3 tips to kick start your fitness journey. ❤

I know what most people are looking for, to lose body fat & KEEP it off.

Through these last 4 years I’ve developed a sustainable plan to keep the body fat off & to still live happy & not deprived!

SOME OF MY FAVE FIT BABE TIPS:

  1.  START SMALL~ don’t over think it and don’t over promise yourself. Not everyone can start a fitness plan cold turkey and stick to it forever. This is a LIFESTYLE (i’m sure you’ve heard that a million times, yawn, but it’s true)! So start small. Promise yourself at least 1-2 days of working out (if you haven’t been at all) or bump up your current routine 2 more times a week. Start measuring your portions & looking at the labels. TRACK the food you eat currently & you’ll be shocked at the foods you really don’t need- give those up first. It’s these little habits that will make a huge ripple effect. If you want to lose body fat it’s time to cut the crap out but not ALL at once. You have your whole life to master this lifestyle so don’t crash and burn, start small, one thing at a time! I’ve always gone too hard on a diet depriving myself of foods and a hardcore workout routine that was just too much and then went right into “cheat days” which turned into “cheat weeks” , avoid this by starting SMALL!
  2. FIND A COACH. This is critical! I think everyone needs someone to help them especially when getting started and then to keep them on track. Anyone can promise themselves something but it’s a lot harder to stay on track when you have no extra motivation. A coach makes it simple, insures you aren’t doing anything wrong & motivates the CRAP out of you (at least a good coach does). When I started on my own fitness journey I used an online coach and TONS of trainers in the gym. I had goals and knew I needed help getting there – everyone does! I still need a coach even as a coach. Does that make sense?
  3. DON’T TAKE IT SO SERIOUS! Be proud of yourself for even attempting to change your life for the better and stop hatin’ in that head of yours. The #1 way to slow down this process is to think negatively. Know that results take time! It’s not going to happen overnight, but it WILL happen. With the right attitude and people by your side you should see great results within a month. So keep it up babe and know you are doing the BEST you can ~ smiiiile.

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Thanks for reading!

X 😉

Amanda

Friends vs Faux Friends

Well hellllooooooooooo there!

Is anyone there?

I feel like it’s been ages since i’ve had time to sit and write on the blog.

However, something has been weighing on me & I’d thought I’d share.

Let’s talk about,

CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE:

you know, the people you spend all your time with,trust, love, share experiences with- YOU BECOME LIKE THESE PEOPLE WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT.

I want you to think of the 5 closest people you have in your life right now. You have them in your head? Ok good. Now think of them and their lives- what do they have going for them? How do they treat people? How do they treat themselves?

You become like the people you spend the most time with.

If that doesn’t motivate you to have some badasses around ya I’m not sure what will.

SO SIMPLE-

your influence should inspire you to be the person you want to be.

Now hey, I am NOT saying to go break up with all your friends right this second. I just want to pass along to you that it is important for you to carefully choose who you hang with. If your ‘friends’ BRING YOU DOWN in any way, shape or form maybe it’s just time to spend less & less time with them so THEY can grow and YOU can grow as well. Right? It’s a win, win really.

So where is this coming from?

My own experience of course. I am notttttttt perfect when it comes to picking my own circle of influence. I say “picking” because we honestly choose who we meet and spend time with just by how we are thinking and spending our own time.

& I’d really like to consider myself a positive and motivating person that only attracts the same type of people in my life but I’d be lying. Again, NOT PERFECT!

My judge of character radar has been OFFFFFFF before lemme tell ya!

The good thing is, I have no problem cutting people off. It’s just because my life means THAT much to me.

I just don’t have time for people that bring me down.

I’m opening up to you because it’s OKAY.

Life is all about learning & growing. I LOVE IT.

Mistakes are everything! People come and go in our lives for PERFECT reasons. Bye Felicia!

Now I am the type of person who has had the same friends my whole life. I’m seriously NOT kidding. I have had the same friends since 2nd grade. Rare right? I’ve always thought it was weird when people would have new bffs every month in high school because my group of friends was SO steady.

I got lucky. Those same friends still motivate the crap out of me. Love ya’ll!

However, we leave school and go out into the ‘real world’ and meet LOTS of new people.

& at first it’s like a HONEYMOON stage!

Ahhh, the honeymoon stage, you know- when everything seems perfect and you think this person is the BEES KNEES & you just love them so much & nothing could ever possibly go wrong. HA!

I’m the WORST at this. New friends are my favorite and I just love and trust them soooo much very quickly. Anyone else?

I’m a people LOVERRR. ❤

Alllllways looking for the best in everyone, overlooking the red flags!

I forget to look at them and analyze the situation as a whole- is this person benefiting me in multiple ways? 

Now before you think that question is a little egocentric,

it’s YOUR LIFE. You only get one shot, it’s okay to be picky on who you spend a lot of your time with.

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THE GOOD FRIEND INTERVIEW-

Do they inspire you?

Do they motivate you?

How do they talk about their other friends?

How do they talk about themselves?

What does your family/other friends think of them?

Are they influencing you to do things or say things you typically wouldn’t?

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Now whyyyy does this even matter?

Because you are going to become like this person.

& you KNOW the person you want to become.

( & if you don’t know who you want to become, is it like them? Or not? )

SO BE THAT PERSON.

Be around the people you want to be like. ❤

BFFS – Mentors – Family – Friends

Your circle of influence is

E V E R Y T H I N G.

I’d rather have no friends, than ones who take me off track and pull me down.

Especially at young ages, we are figuring life out, shooting for our goals, doing our best as is. We don’t have time to be pulled down or off track in any way. Nobody has time for that!

Who agrees?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Love,

Amanda

Say HELLO to your best self with the January 30 day challenge!

Happy new year babes!

The theme of 2018 for GREENJUICEANDYOGAPANTS  is NO TIME FOR bullshit.

I need REAL.

Ya feel me?

Like, let’s leave all of the crap weighing us down in 2017 and move into our BEST selves, lives, bodies, health & attitudes.

Time is running out to be anything other than exactly who you WANT to be, where you want to be & WITH who you want to be with.

I’m not talking new year, new me. YAWN.

I’m talking ENOUGH with the excuses, enough wasting energy on people and things that are out of your control & enough with the facade that things are to be perfect all the time.

To say BUH-BYE to the excuses i’m hosting a 30-day challenge. It begins January 1st and ends January 31st.

This challenge is about giving yourself the best in everyway. I want to challenge you to eat good food, eat often, exercise regularly, listen to personal development, think positive about yourself & find ways to enjoy the process of becoming healthy and happy.

Just 30 days. Everything you got.


If you do this, there’s 99.9999999999999% chance you will never want to go back to any other way of living.

This is EXACTLY how I want to start 2018 (yeah you bet your bottom i’m doing this challenge too) & I really want to do it with YOU.

I’m setting the intention now, that 2018 will be super powerful! A year of being very real about how I want my life to be and focusing on only the things that are helping me rather than hurting me.

What you focus on comes to be.

So let’s focus on the BEST version of US.

Are you in?

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Challenge details:

  • Jan 1st-31st / Deadline to join is January 7th
  • $20 to join
  • OR $40 to join and recieve a 3-day trial of my favorite meal replacement shakes & vitamins that help boost metabolism and give amazing energy
  • Comes with meal guide, snack guide, grocery guide, workouts & 24-7 chat with me
  • Access to secret Facebook group with tons of tips and support
  • Best BEFORE AND AFTER PIC WINS
  • 4 winners will recieve $500 cash

 

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I’m going to be making blog posts FREQUENTLY for those in the challenge- supportive, motivational, informative & fitness related posts to keep everyone movin’ and pumped up. So keep an eye out for those!!

I’m doing this challenge with you so this is just as exciting for me!!

I’m stoked to see your end result and can’t wait to help you get there.

COMMENT BELOW “I’M READY” if you want to join.

X,

Amanda

The BEST Facial in Folsom (walk away with hydrated, glowing and LIFTED skin) 🧚🏻‍♀️🧚🏻‍♀️

A day getting pampered is a day well spent.

Who agrees?

Now I am not the biggest beauty guru in the world because I live in workout clothes training clients most of the day & my beauty routine is STUPID SIMPLE, minimal makeup and a good spray tan is all I need really in order to feel set.

I have only gotten TWO facials in my entire life and one was over the weekend. Being a fitness enthusiast, health in every aspect is pretty important to me, so I really picked the estheticians brain and am spilling all the skin care secrets!

OUR FACE IS EVERYTHING, is it not? So this post is probably one of my favorite posts i’ve done.

There’s something so therapeutic about being touched or beautified rather, at least that’s what Parisa Zandi, owner of Skinique Studio Suites in Folsom, & I think.

I spent quite a few hours with Parisa as she transformed my skin COMPLETELY.

We are talking DEEP exfoliation, oil stripping, dermabrasion, oxygen infusion, red light therapy and MORE (don’t worry i’ll give you all the details AND a video below).

Can I just start by saying, IT FELT SO GOOD.

I’m constantly going, going, going so just laying in a super dark room with sea salt lamps, essential oils & meditative music was already amazing so to add a complete facial I was 100000000000% content!!

Facials are a DEEP cleaning of the skin– not an everyday thing obviously. Your esthetician will spend sometimes over an HOUR cleaning your face which is AMAZING when we are around so many toxins outside and constantly putting gunk on our faces.

This facial sucked all the bad stuff out of my skin & if you don’t believe me just WATCH!

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Parisa Zandi is the owner of Skinique studio in Folsom & an incredible esthetician,

I ask Parisa,

WHY should people be getting facials? (3:33)

WHAT do you recommend people do at home on a regular basis to keep their skin in tip top shape? (4:00)

HOW is the Oxygen facial different from others and what does it do? (4:38)

HOW my face was lifted NATURALLY (5:00)

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 You already know how into HEALTH I am so this really opened my mind to how important SKIN CARE really is. I believe skin has a lot to do with how you feed yourself, yes, yet we also have so many other things we can do to perk up the skin.

In this modern world we live in, it’s INSANE how many awesome and natural ways there is now to oxygenate, hydrate, clean & LIFT your skin with NO surgery!!

By the time I walked out of there I was glowing!!


This type of facial is something Parisa highly recommends doing a few days before a big event because your skin will be looking FLAWLESS.

I will definitely be doing facials regularly at this salon.

 Thank you so much Skinique studio.

Who LOVES getting facials?

Tell me your favorite!!

X,

Amanda

20 MINUTE FAT BLASTING BEACH WORKOUT

Greetings love bugs!

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Here I am, writing from my cozy grandparents home in Carmel Valley, with Rocco (my adorable Italian Greyhound pup) nestled between my legs & sipping a hot cup of tea that is ROCKING MY WORLD. Ahh, I’m really LOVING this whole situation and since I have arrived into town on Thursday (Thanksgiving) I have been trying to enjoy every moment of being here with my family and friends.

This trip has been ONE-OF-A-KIND.

I had an awesome Thanksgiving dinner with my most loved family followed by a Friday full of beach fun! When it comes to vacation, YES, spending time with the family is a priority. I STILL though need to have some self-care time & for me that is breaking a sweat.

Heading to the gym in a different place is just too much of a hassle for me when I only have 40 minutes of free time, ya feel me? It takes me way too long to check in (sometimes I have to even pay, eww) & become situated and familiarized with the equipment. I thought, “I’m in CARMEL, hanging out at the beach so I’m going to utilize the sand as my one piece of equipment and get an incredible workout in!!” Let me just tell you, WOW, my buns are still burning and just thinking about that workout makes me happy- it was SO fun & only took maybe 20 minutes.

I’m pretty infamous for working out where ever I can. Getting my heart rate up works my mood in a way no amount of caffeine ever could. I know that if I am everrrr in a funk I just need a good pump & like magic I’m a new woman. Anyone else?

During this beach workout I only did 5 different movements for one round and was dying. The reason I got in such a good workout so quickly is because I ended with UPHILL sprints in the sand. Because of the uphill sprints it really boosted my workout to one of the hardest I’ve ever done. When I saw the sandy hills I knew I had to conquer them. The best part? My puppy did it with me *cue happy tears* (If you don’t have an uphill area I would just do regular sprints in the dry sandy part of the beach so it is more difficult)!

So let’s break this down a bit:

💪First exercise :

BURPEES ~

TILL FAILUE (such an awesome warm up)

Make sure you bring yourself all the way down to the ground or sand and explode up!

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PUSH UPS

NO girl push ups here, instead lower your body all the way down to the floor from plank position (elbows pointing down) & then bring your body all the way up starting with your upper body & then picking your legs up last. This style of modified push ups will train you to do an actual push-up.

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SPIDER MAN CRAWL

These are intense. Make sure you keep your hips low, core tight & squeeze your obliques down as you move your knee to elbow. You can also just do these stationary as an Ab exercise (standing or in plank) you’ll just get more cardio when you move around.

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PLANK TO SQUAT HOLD

This was a new exercise for me and I ended up really loving it! It’s a great move to get some core work and leg work while also getting a ton of cardio in. Stay super low in your plank, shoulder blades out, suck your belly button in to activate your core and then JUMP into a low squat hold. Fun, right?

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JUMPING LUNGES

Just important to make sure your front knee doesn’t come over your ankle!! You can also just shuffle hop here if a complete jump is a bit too much for ya.

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UPHILL SPRINTS 🤬🤬

Now this one is a kicker if you really want a challenge. This exercise is ADVANCED, VERY VERY TOUGH yet sooooooooo effective. Sprints alone are an insane fat burning move , add SAND & a HILL into the mix and you have yourself a very intense workout that will have you begging yourself for mercy. CAUTION.

So let me know if you try this and how it goes!

Off to drink more tea & snuggle the pup- I’m in need of 13438753829749283901 hours of sleep.

Xo,

Amanda